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Do you plan on going for all 31 August souvenirs?
YES! Every single one!
23%
 23%  [ 16 ]
Yes, but life might intervene.
16%
 16%  [ 11 ]
I'll cache as I usually do and get souvenirs as I get them.
25%
 25%  [ 17 ]
No. There's no way I can get them all.
2%
 2%  [ 2 ]
NO! The whole thing is a bunch of hooey!
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 20%  [ 14 ]
meh
11%
 11%  [ 8 ]
Total Votes : 68


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Hitman4
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

2 more days of this. I was in the "meh" category and I got caught up in getting every one so far. Meh.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:31 am Reply with quote Back to top

So far I've gotten them all. At this point I may as well keep on truckin' and finish up the collection.

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BigJim60
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:44 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hitman4 wrote:
2 more days of this. I was in the "meh" category and I got caught up in getting every one so far. Meh.


Me too.

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zuma
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:25 am Reply with quote Back to top

I confess to collecting every one of them as well, despite a general feeling that making souvenir collection so easy to do manages to find a way to devalue something that did not have much value to start with.

zuma

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hack1of2
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:55 am Reply with quote Back to top

zuma wrote:
I confess to collecting every one of them as well, despite a general feeling that making souvenir collection so easy to do manages to find a way to devalue something that did not have much value to start with.

zuma

I totally agree!
 
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sweetlife
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We ended up getting 8 of them. we did not change the way we cache, don't really care about them

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Lacknothing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

zuma wrote:
I confess to collecting every one of them as well, despite a general feeling that making souvenir collection so easy to do manages to find a way to devalue something that did not have much value to start with.

zuma


I am sure there will be a challenge sometime in the future that you can only log if you earned a souvenir every day of the same month. So perhaps it will be useful for something!
 
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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

sweetlife wrote:
We ended up getting 8 of them. we did not change the way we cache, don't really care about them

I actually cached less to avoid them when possible. I think I've only got 4 so far and wish I could make it 0. I actually avoided reaching my 2K milestone this month simply because I didn't want this useless crud attached to the milestone day.

The devaluation of the whole concept just grinds on me. This seems to cater to the changing demographics of the game though. It's all about the numbers, stats, etc. and no longer about the experience.
 
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Lacknothing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

CodeJunkie wrote:
sweetlife wrote:
We ended up getting 8 of them. we did not change the way we cache, don't really care about them

I actually cached less to avoid them when possible. I think I've only got 4 so far and wish I could make it 0. I actually avoided reaching my 2K milestone this month simply because I didn't want this useless crud attached to the milestone day.

The devaluation of the whole concept just grinds on me. This seems to cater to the changing demographics of the game though. It's all about the numbers, stats, etc. and no longer about the experience.


Ahh...but keep on your to do list such caches as GC1G6CV and GCRN4J and GC7DA....

I am working on GC1GVN6. I have 60 done and 21 to go....but it is not easy finding the oldies that fit the grid spaces I need. I will have to travel...but it will be well worth it! Pretty sure the 21 I have left will each have their own adventure....which is better than a souvenir any day!

And yes, I did do a cache a day in August so I got the souvenirs....perhaps I can sell them on Craig's List some day!
 
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hack1of2
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:17 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Lacknothing wrote:
CodeJunkie wrote:
sweetlife wrote:
We ended up getting 8 of them. we did not change the way we cache, don't really care about them

I actually cached less to avoid them when possible. I think I've only got 4 so far and wish I could make it 0. I actually avoided reaching my 2K milestone this month simply because I didn't want this useless crud attached to the milestone day.

The devaluation of the whole concept just grinds on me. This seems to cater to the changing demographics of the game though. It's all about the numbers, stats, etc. and no longer about the experience.


Ahh...but keep on your to do list such caches as GC1G6CV and GCRN4J and GC7DA....

I am working on GC1GVN6. I have 60 done and 21 to go....but it is not easy finding the oldies that fit the grid spaces I need. I will have to travel...but it will be well worth it! Pretty sure the 21 I have left will each have their own adventure....which is better than a souvenir any day!

And yes, I did do a cache a day in August so I got the souvenirs....perhaps I can sell them on Craig's List some day!
Nice list Marie, I'll have to add two of those that we haven't done to our bucket list!

J
 
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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:04 am Reply with quote Back to top

Okay, for the rest of you who got caught up in this completely meaningless game this month, are you glad it's finally over? I know I am (but I was the half of our team who would have been happy to just get the ones I really liked). We have one more and we'll get that on the way to the Twin Cities to spend some time caching the border and visiting my parents. So we'll be adding two days to this particular streak because of our travel, but I for one will be glad to end it.

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Mister Greenthumb
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:37 am Reply with quote Back to top

We'll end up with 17, but not because we tried to get them. We had a really fun month caching and set a new monthly high. The Mega Event and a 3 day trip for our anniversary accounted for most of them. Also new caches in the Holy Hill area close to home got us out on a few week nights.
 
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sandlanders
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Joined: 2008-01-18
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Got the 13 souvenirs we made the effort to get, and ended up with seven others that we probably wouldn't have gone out for except that we were caching on our travels. Added little bit of fun to August.

Bring on September and fall caching! Very Happy

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Hitman4
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Do we now get T-shirts that say, "I cached 31 days straight in August, and all I got were these cartoon souvenirs"? Rolling Eyes

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beccaday
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Lacknothing wrote:
CodeJunkie wrote:
sweetlife wrote:
We ended up getting 8 of them. we did not change the way we cache, don't really care about them

I actually cached less to avoid them when possible. I think I've only got 4 so far and wish I could make it 0. I actually avoided reaching my 2K milestone this month simply because I didn't want this useless crud attached to the milestone day.

The devaluation of the whole concept just grinds on me. This seems to cater to the changing demographics of the game though. It's all about the numbers, stats, etc. and no longer about the experience.


Ahh...but keep on your to do list such caches as GC1G6CV and GCRN4J and GC7DA....

I am working on GC1GVN6. I have 60 done and 21 to go....but it is not easy finding the oldies that fit the grid spaces I need. I will have to travel...but it will be well worth it! Pretty sure the 21 I have left will each have their own adventure....which is better than a souvenir any day!

And yes, I did do a cache a day in August so I got the souvenirs....perhaps I can sell them on Craig's List some day!


I've done all 3 of those and they were all really fun caches. One of my favorite early caching memories was sending Hack1of2 up that tree for the Capture the Flag flag. Good times!
 
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